By Dan O’Leary The container ship industry in the United States is facing a number of challenges.
One is a shortage of skilled and experienced workers, while another is a lack of regulation.
The third is the growing trend of warehousing companies that are using containers for industrial and retail purposes.
This trend has created an environment ripe for the emergence of new and different container companies.
This article is part of TIME’s special series about the shipping industry.
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